Lake Como, Lake Maggiore
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What to do and see
Sports activities in this region can involve: playing golf, horse back riding, hiking, mountain biking, sailing, kite surfing and gliding sports.
Close-by cities worth a visit are famous Milan, Bergamo, Lugano, Monza and Brianza.
We recommend visiting the castles Castello di Vezio just above Varenna, from where you have an amazing view, the gardens of villa Monastero and the Forte Montecchio and Forte del Fuentes in Colico.
If against all luck, you will have bad weather, you have many interesting museums to choose from as the maritime museo della barca lariana, the navigational intruments museum or many more.
Of course, you should not miss to go for a swim in the lakes.
A very special destination is one of the Brissago islands in the lake maggiore, which contains a botanical garden. In general, the landscapes are the highlights there.
Wine and gastronomy
The vineyards of Novara, in the Piemont region produce the most traditional wines in Italy and offer many different types to spoil wine lovers.
The village Ghemme produces apart from one of the best wines in Italy, which was also given a premium, also very good honey. Its acacia honey and the Mille Fiori honey are one of the most popular.
The Gorgonzola cheese has already been produced for many years, well known and loved all over the world and in the Lombardy an important part of many dishes.